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Proto JB = Super V: Now THIS is a pickup review!

Proto JB = Super V: Now THIS is a pickup review!

Why have I crawled out from under my rock to post on what still is a pretty highly-trafficked blog? (Cool!) Stumbled across a review of the George Lynch-designed, Seymour Duncan-produced Super V pickup on YouTube – and it’s frickin’ great! No secret that most guitar-stuff reviews on YT suck. Some of that’s because the reviewer […]

September 3, 2013 | By | 6 Replies More
Celestion Lynchback: The Ultimate Modern/Classic Speaker?

Celestion Lynchback: The Ultimate Modern/Classic Speaker?

Did you hear about the new Celestion Lynchback speaker? By now maybe you have, but I hadn’t until I stopped in at the Celestion room at last summer’s NY/NJ Amp Show (btw, the Los Angeles Amp Show is this weekend – go!). Right away I was intrigued. Why: > George Lynch is one of my […]

September 27, 2011 | By | Reply More
Lynch’s ’95-Era Gear: Live Rig

Lynch’s ’95-Era Gear: Live Rig

Part 2 In effort to get to the bottom of what George Lynch used in the studio on the cut “Lesser of Two Evils,” here’s a rundown of the live gear he used on that tour (also from an older version of his site), which may give a clue about his studio setup.

March 29, 2011 | By | Reply More
Lynch Tone on ‘Lesser of 2 Evils’

Lynch Tone on ‘Lesser of 2 Evils’

Part 1 Dokken’s Dysfunctional album isn’t great. Maybe not even good. They know it, I know it, now you know it. But there are a couple good tunes on it, and one I’d call great – great hard rock. Not metal, not pop metal, but big guitars, catchy, nice hook, good chorus. George Lynch’s tone […]

March 24, 2011 | By | 2 Replies More
The Last Word on Where EVH First Saw Tapping?

The Last Word on Where EVH First Saw Tapping?

If it’s worth getting to the bottom of this question – and, strangely, IMO it isn’t (assuming it’s possible) – comes the latest and maybe last unearthed fact in the “where did Edward Van Halen learn to ‘tap’?” question. (Not really tap, as those are harmonics. It’s right-handed hammer-ons, but no one uses that mouthful. […]

November 16, 2009 | By | 2 Replies More
George Lynch on EVH Back in the Day

George Lynch on EVH Back in the Day

Well, I guess it’s George Lynch week here at WoodyTone. Read this again yesterday and remembered that I forgot to note it at the time. Here’s George Lynch on Eddie Van Halen’s influence back in the day, from a Guitar Player interview (and other sources, below) – and remember that the “big three” players that […]

November 11, 2009 | By | Reply More
George Lynch’s Woody Smoke & Mirrors Gear

George Lynch’s Woody Smoke & Mirrors Gear

Part 2 of 2; Plus George’s Vintage Parts Guitars If you read part 1 of the Lynch Mob’s Smoke and Mirrors review, you know I’m digging the album. (I’m also really digging Lynch’s Souls of We disc – more on that in a future post.) But what’s odd about it, from a Lynch standpoint, is […]

November 10, 2009 | By | Reply More
Review: Lynch Mob’s Smoke & Mirrors Really Good!

Review: Lynch Mob’s Smoke & Mirrors Really Good!

Part 1 of a 2-parter Wicked Sensation. That was George Lynch’s first post-Dokken “solo” album (the band was called Lynch Mob), and it was incredible. Still is. Great songs, great singing, great gainy tone, great playing and some of the most mind-altering solos you will ever hear. For me, it’s one of the best albums […]

November 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
A Couple Tunes You May Not Have Heard

A Couple Tunes You May Not Have Heard

From Gary Cherone and George Lynch For the weekend, here are a couple of songs you may not have heard before – that, while not strictly woody, are pretty cool. I dig ‘em, anyway.

October 23, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
George Lynch’s ‘Breaking the Chains’ Gear

George Lynch’s ‘Breaking the Chains’ Gear

George Lynch is one of my favorite guitarists, but for guitar fans he seems to be a love him or hate him guy – no middle ground. Maybe that’s because he has a distinctive style, and he’s very experimental having tried the rock-rap thing (I love the Smoke This CD), entire albums and concerts with […]

September 23, 2009 | By | Reply More
Is the Pinky the Least-Toneful Finger?

Is the Pinky the Least-Toneful Finger?

Do Some Players Think So? I’ve always used my left-hand pinky while at the same time being acutely aware that many of the great players don’t – or not much. I’m talking riffing and soloing, not chording, obviously.

July 31, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Mr. Scary Building One-Off Scary Axes

Mr. Scary Building One-Off Scary Axes

He’s Also Winding the Pickups Himself George Lynch, aka Mr. Scary, is now creating scary-artistic versions of his signature ESP Super V guitar, as noted by the good folks at PremierGuitar.com. On George’s website, the guitars are billed as being “100% tricked out” by George, and for sure they are. They look cool and probably […]

July 15, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Better Info on the Lynch/Beck/Duncan Super V Pickup

Better Info on the Lynch/Beck/Duncan Super V Pickup

Based on a Jeff Beck Prototype Updated 7/3/09, 9:10 am EST at bottom of story Finally some closure (understanding of) the Seymour Duncan Custom Shop George Lynch Signature Super V pickup. The below info is from a recent thread on the Seymour Duncan forum, which referred to the following language from this post:

July 2, 2009 | By | Reply More
Lynch on Tone: ‘The Less Gain, the Better’

Lynch on Tone: ‘The Less Gain, the Better’

Too Nervous to Meet Clapton?! George Lynch is a gain maniac. Always has been, WAY before the Mesa crowd stormed the gates of rock. He was using solid state Randalls before anyone even heard about Dimebag Darrell (RIP, bro). So I read with interest recent comments he made in a Guitar Center interview. In it […]

June 22, 2009 | By | Reply More
Misc Lynch CD, Tone Details

Misc Lynch CD, Tone Details

New Mob CD, Super V Pickup Info, T&N Trivia Surfed around a little and picked up the following about George Lynch, for all the fellow Lynch-heads out there. The New Mob If you don’t have Lynch Mob’s first CD, Wicked Sensation – recorded after Dokken bit the dust – you should get it. The songs […]

May 6, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More